原文标题：On fast track @ 500kmph: China tests super high-speed train
BEIJING: China launched a super-rapid test train over the weekend which is capable of travelling 500 kilometers per hour, state media said on Monday, as the country moves ahead with its railway ambitions despite problems on its high-speed network.
The train, made by a subsidiary of CSR Corp Ltd , China's largest train maker, is designed to resemble an ancient Chinese sword, the official Xinhua news agency reported. It "will provide useful reference for current high-speed railway operations" , it quoted train expert Shen Zhiyun as saying.
But future Chinese trains will not necessarily run at such high speeds, CSR chairman Zhao Xiaogang told the Beijing Morning News. "We aim to ensure the safety of trains operation," he said.
China's railway industry has had a tough year, highlighted by a collision between two high-speed trains in July which killed at least 40 people. Construction of new high-speed trains in China has since been a near halt. In February, the railways minister, Liu Zhijun, a keyfigure behind the boom in the sector, was dismissed over corruption charges that have not yet been tried in court.
27 Dec, 2011 02:51 PM
THIS IS OLD ARTICLE WITH NEW HEADING.. TOI Y R U WASTING OUR TIME??? FIRSTLY THE UNLIMITED POP UPS ON UR SITE R ALSO IRRITATING....
Azeem (Delhi) replies to Shueb
27 Dec, 2011 04:32 PM
actually i dont think that this one is a stale. It was on the front page of Hindu as well today. But yes the pop ups are very annoying.
engr. abdul gafur. (sylhet-3100, bangladesh)
27 Dec, 2011 02:05 PM
nice steps for super speed train.time is more valuable so it is urgently need for the country which the capacity to afford.
KG (CA) replies to engr. abdul gafur.
19 hrs ago (09:14 PM)
we too should think on the same lines. a super-speed railway technology from north-south and east-west. This could be a super success in our country if honestly built.
Rajeev (Singapore )
27 Dec, 2011 02:01 PM
Cheap Chinese Toy Trains ........ I request poor chinese citizen (olds , youngs , as well as the children) , Pls pls pls dont rely on this.....Its only that they want to test on you guys if the speed is good or whether the train is really capable.....
27 Dec, 2011 01:44 PM
China blatantly copies everything from everywhere without any qualms about patents/copyrights/IPRs. It 'reverse engineers' everything from Russian and American fighters and German and Korean cars.
garcia (islampur) replies to Patriot
27 Dec, 2011 04:31 PM
Pakistan can make better trains than China and India
Bjshfei (Mars) replies to Patriot
27 Dec, 2011 03:03 PM
Why Indians don't copy just like Chinese do? Don't be jealous, OK? Remember: Compete with USA instead of China, India will become powerful.
loknath (Singapore) replies to Patriot
27 Dec, 2011 03:01 PM
Why dont u think China is very smart in this matter ? instead of jealousy u should support India to go this way too. It is simple Copy-Study-Improve then Innovate. Stupid Indian forget innovate, even copy cant !!!
27 Dec, 2011 01:09 PM
China prospered without India's dummy democracy/caste system. Indians are brainwashed to believe that voting in elections = democracy and a solution to all their problems.
27 Dec, 2011 12:55 PM
China is becoming more and more powerful , since our polition is enjoying indian money and growth , india is not going to over take china , its irony in the side of india , one thing i can notify that since the population is more this population makes india more power than other country , in 1990 india was 80%of china now its only 25% of china so its very clear that china is more and more powerful , one thing i like to say is that what ever decision they take it takes months and years , were other country makes the decision in few days , if this things changes , may be inda can be more power ful ...
27 Dec, 2011 12:37 PM
I do not understand our system. Importing Oil is very costly. But we start developing the road infrastructure but do not upgrade the railways. As a result more and more people are using cars for journeys ranging from a few KM to a few hundred KM because they can save time. Similarly it is very long they go in for Flights which is again a severe burden on the import bill. What is needed is a proposal for High speed trains atleast 200km/hr which run on elevated tracks. This can be first taken up in high passenger density corridors. Say Bangalore-Chennai, Delhi-Agra, Delhi-Chandigarh, Hyderabad-Pune. This will not only generate employment but will also help in the development of satellite cities easing the burden on the metros, not to mention the oil import bill coming down.
chulbula (mumbai) replies to shree
27 Dec, 2011 01:27 PM
dear frnd train also require energy to run which comes from electricity and how electricity is made??? it also require oil and gas or coal . so thing is same
BD (pune) replies to chulbula
27 Dec, 2011 02:47 PM
No my dear , electricity made from water dams and required heavy investment and displace many villages where politician make their own issue.
27 Dec, 2011 12:28 PM
Sadly in India, the intention is not to do innovative and groundbreaking work. India utilizes its best talents from IITs in banking, consulting and IT. India is happy implementing the already tested technologies from abroad.
27 Dec, 2011 11:22 AM
What's that got to do with India? We have a lot of other things to focus on. Even with railways, we have a lot to improve on aspects like safety, punctuality etc... An average speed of 80 - 100 kmph is enough for India. More speed means more safety measures to be implemented.
Jai (Bangalore) replies to Nagarajan
27 Dec, 2011 12:14 PM
Safety issue can be easily resolved with technology, not a big deal. Lets plan it first. It merely takes 5 hrs to travel a distance of 1200 KM in china Vs 27 hrs in India. So we definitely need speed train to reduce travel time by 60 %. This will not only solve the problem of overcrowded trains but make railway system more efficient..If China and Japan can achieve this why not India? Unfortunately our Railways safety system is not up to the date otherwise a running train should not hit the standing one (at least) very frequently which still happens today. India loses more life in train accidents than any other country. The only difference is that other country take a lessen from such accident here its again sab Chalata hai...because we are poor chap having no system in place to blame and make them accountable.. India must improve in train infrastructure..Its need of time..
Alibaba (India) replies to Jai
27 Dec, 2011 01:42 PM
Pls don't compare with Japan. Reasons 1. People pay for the cost and subsidy in metro is less then in India % wise. 2. There are no stray dogs/cows/humans wondering around on tracks. While in India, the greatest hazard for high speed are these objects 3. All train lines in japan, local or shinkansen are between barbed wire/concrete walls or wodden boundaries and no one break or steal them while in india u can see any where IR build the boundary, its been broken. 4. Shinkansen runs on a separate track and the lines are elevated at most of the places. India just don't have much money to follow their model. More over for the line on surface, it is again problem of point 3 and for getting land initially. 5. The Railway crossings are all automated and every one stop and wait the moment hazard signal starts sound. In India, they beat up gate man to pull up the gate. Well, I had studied Railways in Japan and done research in India as well. People may get disagree but the fact is, we just can't look at Japan because we don't have etiquates for such system.
Nagarajan replies to Jai
27 Dec, 2011 01:16 PM
True... We need strong law enforcement methods and this will come with a strong political will and an attitude change amongst us. We need to learn to be accountable for mistakes and accept the repercussions.
Ahmad (Allahabad) replies to Nagarajan
27 Dec, 2011 11:56 AM
You may be happy with 80-100 but we need speed of 600kmph.When we say India having most intellectual people in the world then why not we can beat China...Let the Anna succeed then we will see amazing Indian Growth.
27 Dec, 2011 09:55 AM
China is going to be an economic super power soon. And with the support of UP and Bihar's multiplying population, India is becoming more and more poor. As long as these two sinned states are part of India, India would never grow.
Bee (Mumbai) replies to ILoveIndia
27 Dec, 2011 03:10 PM
This is where we Indians take a setback. While competing against China, you guys dint even realise you started competing against each other, defending your respective states. Its high time we think bigger.
Alibaba (India) replies to ILoveIndia
27 Dec, 2011 01:48 PM
Well, china is One from east to west and north to south. India is devided into states, religion and cast. People who "love India" are actually representing states and swearing at each other. Tell me how many IAS from karnataka and how many from Bihar and UP? Most of the richest Indians are actually hailed from Gujarat, U.P. and Rajasthan. Now which states politics is worst? You'll say UP, I'll say Tamilnadu some one else say Karnataka and so on. Well that is what we all do "Fighting ourselves". Some one rightly said, India actually don't need enimies, we are enimies within.
ILoveIndia replies to Alibaba
27 Dec, 2011 02:22 PM
I agree you. But do you agree the truth that these states are the poorest regions in the world, even poorer than many african nations .It doesn't add any value to the nation when 98% of the population is in poverty and slums and remaining 2% are in IAS or rich. And the remaining part of India is angry on them bcz these states are spoiling the image of India.The solution is not to hide this truth.But to agree this fact and think of a solution.
Jagtap (India) replies to ILoveIndia
27 Dec, 2011 10:59 AM
Mind your Bangalore. You guys could not even allow taxi company to be formed at the new airport. Your guys immediately destroyed the terminal. Your ex-chief was having an affair and news was showing Haryana CM affair.Your Karnataka was kicking people; not allowing railway exams and it was MNS guys being shown shouting.
yogesh (London) replies to ILoveIndia
27 Dec, 2011 10:55 AM
and because of you south thief likes telecom raja we will be rich man
Anish Naidu (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)
27 Dec, 2011 09:44 AM
Congratulations to all the Chinese for their unflinching determination to excel and set standards for other countries especially neighboring countries like India to envy and look at the new Chinese Super-Fast Trains with their gaping mouths. Chinese have learnt to value their Time the most, they have completely realized that if they have to grow, flourish and become the Number One Country in the world then they have to compete with time, save time and add value to the time.
Our Indian Government/Indian Railways is only a mute spectator to the Chinese advancement in Super-Fast Trains,we still call the Trains that travel at an average speed of 60kms to 70kms / Per Hour as Super Fast Express Trains in India, for me to reach New Delhi from Chennai in a so called Super-Fast Train (Tamil Nadu Express)will take 33 Hours to travel a total distance of 2184kms between Chennai to New Delhi and if I have to travel the same distance in the current operating Super-Fast Chinese Trains with an average speed of 300kms / Per Hour it will only take 7.50 Hours, I save 25.50Hours, TIME SAVED IS TIME GAINED. TIME GAINED IS MONEY SAVED. MONEY SAVED IS HAPPINESS GAINED, WE INDIANS ARE SOO UN-HAPPY.
The current status of the Indian Railways is PATHETIC, all the Coaches are AGE OLD, terribly Un-hygienic and there has been no visible modernization for the past decade in Indian Railways. The NDA Government in the past had successfully implemented the Golden Quadrilateral High Way Road Project linking all the major Metros of India but the succeeding UPA Government under the so called Mr.Efficient Economic Wizard as our Prime Minister has miserably failed to provide TIME SAVING Infrastructure for its citizens. India's Super Power ambitions will be only a mere Pipe-dream if its Political Leaders don't give utmost importance to successfully launch and operate Time Saving Infrastructure Projects immediately without any further delay.
Udyavar (Dubai) replies to Anish Naidu
27 Dec, 2011 11:28 AM
Very well said Anish. All we lack in India is political will to excel. Its sad, we have nothing much to boast about. And there ain't anybody amongst our ageing Netas whom youth can call 'Roll Models'! My heart weeps.
Anish Naidu replies to Udyavar
27 Dec, 2011 10:00 PM
Thanks Udyavar. I agree it is so frustrating to see our Corrupt, Lethargic, Spineless and Vision-less Political Leaders, some times u feel so angry and helpless. The current condition of our Railways is HORRIBLE, there have been no new Coaches for the past ten years, the same old Technology and whole of Indian Railways has become the playground for only Bihari and West Bengal Politicians for the past decade since our Parliamentary Democratic System is so flawed that it allows inexperienced, uneducated and State oriented Politicians to become Indian Cabinet Ministers over night for Railways, Airways, Ports, Shipping, etc.
These Central Ministers are hell bent on pleasing their State Political Party Boss's and their State Vote-Bank and they forget that they are the Minister of the whole Nation and not just their respective States, thus it is a 100% Systemic fault, our Parliamentary Democratic System by itself is flawed and it can never ever be efficient and accountable. Hmm, We Indians are so helpless and alas Anna Hazare has shown some Light of Hope to us and we have to change this System if ever we want to really become a Super Power.
SATISHSHERMA (mumbai) replies to Udyavar
27 Dec, 2011 12:27 PM
IN INDIA GOBT. DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING RAILWAYS, THE AIM IS TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT TO NORTH INDIA ELITE & UP, BIHARIS. AS LOMG AS RAILWAYS DOES NOT COME OUT OF THE CLITCHES OF UP, BIHARIS IT WILL NEVER IMPROVE
Chan (Hong Kong)
27 Dec, 2011 09:06 AM
China will try and test all these unbelievable technology against its own citizen as they don't value the human life. Its really really dangerous for railways with having speed of 500kmph and surely china won't succeed in it for long term sustainability. The country like china having all those copied or stolen technology makes an aggressive dream innovations to text direct top edge technologies rather than moving step by step to the top with much secured and sustainable way where rest of the world do practices.
Those developed countries like Germany, Japan, France, US and UK having sound railway network and technology has not gone beyond 300kmph, its just stupid and foolish ambition of China where it still new to railway technology as well just a under developed country. The high speed train they recently developed from Shanghai to Guangzhou was an copy cat of Maglev train system built by Germany from Shanghai airport to city centre.
Johnny Walker (Scotland) replies to Chan
27 Dec, 2011 11:34 AM
All stolen/looted/hacked technology and reverse engineering, which you yellow rats specialize in.
Badabing (USA) replies to Johnny Walker
20 hrs ago (10:07 AM)
LOL! Got two Hindufusses here pretending to be from where they fear the most and where they hate the most. I think you two camel toes should get a room.
Maersk (U.S.) replies to Johnny Walker
27 Dec, 2011 02:07 PM
China must have hacked into your azz and stolen your virginity. it is just too bad that you can't sell yourself as virgin to your prince in Scotland.
Badabing (USA) replies to Chan
27 Dec, 2011 09:29 AM
Then what the hell are you doing in HK? You should go back to India where they will value your life, as a Devanga. You'll get preferential treatment there, not like in HK where you're regarded as a POS.
sean (Singapore) replies to Chan
27 Dec, 2011 09:24 AM
i bet ur a jealous Indian. What is wrong with copying someone elses technology? U do realise that everyone has copied some or the other persons technology and improved on it dont U? Indians are too stupid to even copy, no wonder ur country cant even make a small plane, or a tank (arjun is 85% imported, lol) when even brazil makes so many, lol. Also, didnt India import its metro trains from China? lol. Also, Indian trains run sooooooo slowly at like 50 to 100 kmph, and yet the number of railway deaths in the world is highest in India, HAHHAA, incompetant desis. Probably saw a cow on the track and everyone jumped off the train to drink its urine and worship it. Thats right, we all know the indian fascination with "gow mutra" , seen it in pics all over the net, indian villagers drinking it coming right out of a cow, some even bottling and selling it, lol.losers.
yi (afg) replies to Chan
27 Dec, 2011 09:23 AM
Hahahahah! It is funny to see you lost your sense!
monkeygatesliteye replies to yi
27 Dec, 2011 09:58 AM
Yes its funny to see characterless slit eye like you from authoritarian copy cat nation
yi replies to monkeygatesliteye
27 Dec, 2011 10:25 AM
India copied the British political system: copied democracy. However, Indians were not the British, and India is not Britain. This is why the same system brings prosperity, order and esteem to its citizens, while in another place, it only brooms poverty, chaos and disgrace to people. China also copied the political ideas of the west, say, Karl Marx's ideas and tried to copy Stalin's USSR system.However, Chinese were clever enough to change the system according to its own history and culture. This is why the same system did not work in USSR and eastern Europe, but it brought China to its current height.
Technology wise, you borrowed all the technologies from Rusia, but you could not (dare not) do any improvement, therefore you become a slave of that country and that technology. The Chinese are always thinking how to adapt(adopt) new things to their own situation and uses. This is why China becomes No. 1 in patent ranking, while India is no where on the list. By the way, Brazil is doing very well.
27 Dec, 2011 09:01 AM
No need to worry India has its geniuses like Manish Tiwari, a man who makes up his own pronunciation and gives a new meaning to the English. Perhaps more importantly he, together with Sibal and other congressis et al, have a certain type of genius that no Chinese, Western or anyone will be hard stretched to match, that of sycophantic loyalty to one family that ia far and above any to the nation.
Its this genius that quibbles about presumptive as againt actual loss in scams, that says sod the national exchequer, probity and even semblance of some honest conduct, and nakedly, blatantly and shamelessly argues with civil servants and auditors for dare to expose scams. Equal genius is displayed by BJP spokesperson, invariably Chandan Mitra, who takes all this banter about corruption with complete lack of seriousness.
After all both these parties no the unwritten rule, its charade of pretending to be serious about the corruption to fool the ever suffering public, but there too many skeleton on in both their cupboards that brings them together. As the saying goes, there is honour among thieves.
27 Dec, 2011 08:54 AM
what is so big deal about making fastest train, they should learn from india... we have our own railway ministers... who can show china.. fastest way to become millionnaires... jai ho :)
Rajeev Sharma (Singapore )
27 Dec, 2011 08:16 AM
All the best Mr China Manufacturers , Unreliable quality makers .... India keep it up , no need to rush like that , We have enough time .... Slow pace win the race
hoho (hp) replies to Rajeev Sharma
27 Dec, 2011 08:54 AM
What's the meaning of envy? For example,the one who couldn't hold the skill of producing laughs at others who hold the one.And then,he will comfort himself by the saying: "Slow pace win the race "
eric (china) replies to Rajeev Sharma
27 Dec, 2011 08:46 AM
Rajeev, r u nuts? going through a tough time?....akal laga...tere jaise logo se hi India barbad ho gaya.
rajeev replies to eric
27 Dec, 2011 10:12 AM
Eric, Are you dumbo ... cant you read daily news ,All Chinese products have some or other accidents.... your side only produce Melamine added poisonous milk or cheap electroics sustaining a life of less then 6 months. I suggest you , please safeguard yourself .Experimenting on all this without Indian Technical minds will always be risky. Dont risk so many lives in China... You country is fit to be called Cheap low quality products so keep your limits to small electronics or toys etc..